1998 Penland School of Crafts, Fall Metals Intensive (studio assistant)
1979 – 1981 Bachelor of Fine Arts, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
1978 – 1979 Vancouver School of Art (now ECUAD), Vancouver, BC
1976 – 1978 Diploma Fine Arts, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Memoria, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
1992 Fishing for the Past, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC
Jan Smith – Through Garden Gates, Malaspina Printmaker’s Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 Jan Smith – Prints and Drawings, Family Court Foyer, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Dialogue: Maker, Wearer, Viewer, Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Activate: Jan Smith & Michela Sorrentino, Pod Contemporary Gallery, SaltSpring Island, BC
The Power and The Beauty, Alchemy 9.2.5, Belmont, MA
All that Glitters, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
Featured Artist, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Attachments, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Trunk Show SNAG, Boston, MA
Ceci n’est pas une broche, curated by Platforma, SNAG Boston, Boston, MA
tex-TILES, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
Manufacture: from the hand, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Organic Elements, Jeweler’s Outside the Box, digital exhibition
Earring Show, Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Opposites Attract, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Imprints, Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
2014 Duplicata, International Exhibition of Earrings, Noel Guyomarc’h Gallery, Montreal, QC and
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Protective Ornament, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Louder than Words, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ring Re::Form, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Conceal/Reveal, Exhibition In Print, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, digital exhibition
Impressions, Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
2013 Craft Invested, CCBC 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Pendulum Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
The Nature of Jewelry: Botanical Design and Symbols, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI
Alchemy 2: A New Global Vision for Enamel, The Carnegie Center, Covington, KY
Fire and Fusion, Rainbow Gallery, Toronto, ON
Works on Paper, Pod Contemporary Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
SNAG Trunk Show, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
Pop up Exhibition: Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, QC
2012 Behind the Brooch, Crafthaus, digital exhibition
TEXT-tiles, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
2011 Radical Alchemy: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VI
Counterflux: Defensive Ornament, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Subtle Set, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Essence of Nature, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA
2010 JuJu Magic, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ocelot Itajime:  Bold and Timely, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
Celebrating 70, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Celebrating Innovation, Lireille Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry, Oakland, CA
2009 Surfacing, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
A Fine Balance, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
2008 Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence within Diversity, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Co-laboratory, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Arte Fresca, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Anti War Medals, Shaw Contemporary Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME (travelled 2007-2008)
Precious Metals III, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
Transformations, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
2007 250 Earrings, A Contemporary Jewelry Art Show, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Celebrate Craft, Craft Council Gallery, St John’s, NF
Fusion, Enamelist Society 11th International Exhibition, The Cultural Center, Columbus, OH
Precious Metals – Jewelry and More, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
Anti-war Medals, Thomas Mann Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA (travelled 2007-2008)
Fiberforms, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
2006 Signs of Life, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Enamel: NCEG 8th International Enamel Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
100 Brooches, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Precious Metals, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
2005 In Print / In Presentation, Tomas Riley Gallery, Woodmere, OH
Metamorphosis, Sandra Blain Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN
100 Brooches, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, exhibition travelled to: Bellagio
Gallery, Asheville NC; East Carolina University School of Art & Design, Greenville, NC
Format to Facet: Body Ornament West, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
SOFA NY, The David Collection, New York, NY
Color, Richey Jewelry Gallery, Portland, ME
2004 SOFA Chicago, The David Collection, Chicago, IL
Chess, Craft Council Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, John Michael Kohler Arts
Centre, Sheboygan, WI, Thomas Mann I/O Gallery, New Orleans, LA
SOFA NY, The David Collection, New York, NY
NCEG 7th International Enamel Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA
Format To Facet, Body Ornament West, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
2003 Exhibition In Print/SOFA, SOFA, Chicago, IL
New Earrings: 500+ Designs from Around the World, Nicolas Estrada, Thames & Hudson
On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulet, Suzanne Ramljak, Schiffer Publishing
Conceal/Reveal, Exhibition In Print, Metal Arts Guild of Canada
Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Lorena Angulo, Schiffer Publishing
Signs of Life, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery
Exhibition in Print 2003, Metalsmith, Curated Exhibition in Print: Contemporary Enamel, curated by
Maria Phillips and Gretchen Goss
Color on Metal: 50 Exceptional Works from Jewelers and Metal Artists, Tim McCreight and Nicole
Bsullak, Guild Publishing
21st Century Jewelry, 500 Pendants and Lockets, 500 Necklaces, 500 Brooches, 500 Plastic
Jewelry Designs, Lark Books
Art Jewelry Today, by Dona Z. Meilach, Schiffer Publishing
Salt Spring: The People the Place, Photographers: Howard Fry, Michael Levy, Osman Phillips,
Canada Council Art Bank – 1990, 1991
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Okanagan College Collection, Kelowna, BC
Prologic Computer Corporation, Richmond, BC
Greiner, Bethell and Company, Burnaby, BC
Private collections within Canada and the USA
Awards and Prizes
Jurors’ Award, 7th International Enamel Exhibition Northern CA Enamel Guild, 2004
Jurors’ Award, 9th Biennial Juried Exhibition of Enamelist Society, 2003
Award of Merit, 5th International Enamel Exhibition Northern CA Enamel Guild
Helen Pitt Fund for Fine Art, Vancouver Foundation, received annually 1977 – 1980
Purchase Award, Vancouver Art Gallery Rental Committee, 1987
Honorable Mention, Images and Objects V, B.C. Assembly of Arts Councils, 1987
Professional Activities
Board of Directors, Outgoing President (term 2015-2016) President (term 2012-2015), Vancouver
Metal Arts Association, Vancouver, BC
Enamel Instructor, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA, 2014, 2011
Studio Assistant, Maria Phillips, Fall Intensive, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Guest Lecturer, Printmaking Department, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
Printmaking Instructor, Print Lecture Series, Malaspina Printmakers Society in conjunction with
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (continuing education), Vancouver, BC
Society North American Goldsmiths, Art Jewelry Forum, Enamel Society, Metal Arts Guild of Canada,
Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Craft Council of British Columbia, Seattle Metals Guild, Northern
CA Enamel Guild, Salt Spring Island Arts Council